If you love gardening but can’t stand looking at the chaotic jumble of garden and yard tools, you aren’t alone. For many people, this is an overwhelming task, and a very daunting task indeed. However, take some action to organise your tools and you’ll thank yourself in the end.
A Yard tool storage should be able to help you with this task. Organizing your yard tools doesn’t have to be a discouraging task. With a little bit of planning and some creative thinking, you can easily find a storage solution that works for you and your space.
Fortunately, there are some things you can do to organize your tools and make your garden look more attractive. One way to organize your tools is to keep them in a shed or garage. This will protect them from the elements and keep them out of sight. You can buy or even build yourself a yard tool storage.
This rolling yard tool organizer can fit roughly 40 tools at a time and has numerous varying slots made to fit tools of all shapes and sizes, from rakes and brooms to extension cords.
If you do decide on making yard tool storage, and you have PVC pipes laying around, this can be a great way to store them. Not only is this tool holder idea easy to build, but it’s also very functional. Once you make one, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it sooner!
What’s great about this tool holder idea is that it uses very minimal space in your shed or garage. Because it’s mounted on the wall, it doesn’t get in the way of being able to freely move around your garage. It looks neat, and is very accessible, too!
This DIY tool storage idea can cost you nothing if you happen to have some excess of the materials needed from a previous project. 🙂
Have you built this yard tool organizer yet?
You’ll need these materials:
- PVC Pipes
- 3/4″ Plywood or Excess Wood Planks
- Coloured Duct Tape (optional for labelling)
And these tools:
- Cordless Drill
- Band Saw
- Measuring Tape
How to make a DIY yard tool storage?
Yes, making your own yard tool storage does not have to be a complicated process. In fact, even a beginner will be able to do it without much trouble.
Gathering all the materials needed should be the first step for this DIY project, and it should not be difficult as they should be readily available at your local hardware store and home improvement store.
PVC pipes vary in size, so it is important to slightly overestimate the size of the PVC pipes that you will need. It is important to use a PVC pipe that is slightly larger than the diameter of the handles of your yard tools. This way, you will be able to slip the handles of your tools into the PVC pipe easier.
Start by cutting your PVC pipes into pieces. The length of the pipes should be equal. You can prefer to have them simple straight cut or you can cut them diagonally to create a unique design (like the ones below).
Next, you’ll want to attach your PVC pieces to the plywood or excess wood planks using screws or nails. You can even attach them directly to the wooden walls of your shed if you’d like. This will serve as an organizer of your yard tools.
You can also add labels to each PVC yard tool storage unit so you know exactly what tools are missing or not returned. This can be helpful if someone borrows a tool and doesn’t return it.
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You can get step-by-step instructions from Ashbee Design over here…